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How to work out percentages - Step by Step

Here are the solutions to the questions stated above:

1) What is 5% of 5000?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

% / 100 = Part / Whole replace the given values:

5 / 100 = Part / 5000

Cross multiply:

5 x 5000 = 100 x Part, or

25000 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = 25000 / 100 = 250

2) 5 is what percent of 5000?

Use again the same percentage formula:

% / 100 = Part / Whole replace the given values:

% / 100 = 5 / 5000

Cross multiply:

% x 5000 = 5 x 100

Divide by 5000 and get the percentage:

% = 5 x 100 / 5000 = 0.1%

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